Backpacking Mildura

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    GO FOR A CRUISE ON THE MURRAY RIVER IN A GRAND OLD PADDLE STEAMER: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    THE MURRAY RIVER IS A GREAT PLACE FOR OTHER WATER ACTIVITIES AS WELL: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    CHECK OUT THE STRIKING RED PERRY SAND HILLS, WHICH DATE BACK OVER 40,000 YEARS: Photo courtesy of Tourism Victoria
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    EXPLORE THE EXTRAORDINARY LANDSCAPES IN MUNGO NATIONAL PARK, LIKE THE WALLS OF CHINA: Photo - Don Fuchs, courtesy of Destination New South Wales
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Mildura Highlights

  • The main reason why backpackers come to Mildura is because of the fruit picking work available, which is available all year round.

  • Dating back to the last ice age (over 40,000 years ago), the Perry Sand Hills are striking red sand hills that were once part of the huge Willandra Lakes System.

  • Go for a cruise down the Murray River on a grand old Paddle Steamer.

  • Take a kayak adventure tour to see the many creeks, billabongs and swamps in the Murray/Darling River systems.

  • Take an early morning balloon flight and enjoy spectacular views over the patchwork of vineyards and the winding Murray River.  

  • Explore the mysterious sand dunes and some of Australia's most significant Aboriginal sites at Mungo National Park, or the amazing Mallee region with its abundant wildlife, amazing sunsets and rugged outback scenery at national parks like Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset.

  • Take part in one of the fun events, including the Country Music Festival, Jazz and Wine Festival and Arts Festival.

About Mildura

Population 27,000

Mildura is located next to the Murray River in the far northwest corner of Victoria. The town is the main commercial centre for the region and offers somewhat of an oasis to the dry and desolate landscape that is evident the further away from the river you go.

The main reason why backpackers come to Mildura is because of the fruit picking work available, which is available all year round.

Mildura is a great base to explore the mysterious sand dunes and some of Australia's most significant Aboriginal sites at Mungo National Park, or the amazing Mallee region with its abundant wildlife, amazing sunsets and rugged outback scenery at national parks like Hattah-Kulkyne and Murray-Sunset.

Other activities available include riding on a paddle steamer up the Murray River, or visiting nearby wineries.

There are also several main festivals throughout the year, including the Jazz and Wine Festival in November, Arts Festival in February and March and the Country Music Festival in September.
 


Orientation Map for Mildura


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Mildura Visitor Information Centre

180 - 190 Deakin Ave
Mildura, Victoria
Phone 1800 039 043
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